Posts tagged "Automotive Maintenance"

Lightweighting continues to be a major focus of innovation within the automotive industry, especially with the addition of in-vehicle technologies for a wide array of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that are paving the way toward autonomous vehicles. These connected systems all add weight, which is why it is increasingly important to use Smart Chemistry […]

It’s the end of the On the Road Technology Tour, however the journey towards advanced chemistry for tomorrow’s vehicles is just beginning! Henkel invited attendees from Automotive OEM and Suppliers to explore the role Smart Chemistry plays in enabling advanced vehicle technologies leading the way towards lightweighting and autonomous vehicle platforms. With the changing landscape […]

I’ve been putting aftermarket valve covers on engines for years, and twice I have had immediate leakers during my vehicle maintenance projects. I thought I would take a few minutes to document an avoidable pitfall and hopefully save a few people the trouble of doing this auto maintenance job twice. When I am building a motor […]

Continuing my 1987 Dodge Pickup project (see my other truck repair projects: air pump removal, using Loctite® Freeze & Release, and installing a motor oil pressure gauge sending switch). I found some really tricky aftermarket retractable cargo tie downs that I thought would be perfect for my truck. I was looking to retain my over-the-rail […]

I had a few minutes, so I thought that I would drop a quick note about the installation of the motor oil pressure gauge sending unit and the oil pressure sender/switch on my ’87 Dodge D150 pickup truck. As I had explained in an earlier truck repair posting on removing an air pump, the truck […]

Being a curious, yet thrifty, individual, I often find myself diving headfirst into old, corroded, rusty projects thinking I can save them and make them useful.  My 1987 Dodge D150 (FREE truck, see story here) included.  As with most truck repair projects, step one is disassembly. Over the years I’ve tried a dozens of methods […]

Anti-seize compounds are routinely used in automotive maintenance, truck repair, boat maintenance, motorcycle maintenance – almost anything that gets you from one place to another.  But if you are a user of anti-seize, you know that it tends to get into places you might not want. So before you begin your vehicle maintenance project, you […]

Whether we like it or not, the winter months are approaching quickly. It’s never too early to prepare for cold weather, and automotive maintenance is key when it comes to our beloved vehicles. Check antifreeze. Determine the effectiveness of your antifreeze. A tool to measure this is available at your local auto part store. It’s […]

Car and bike lovers from around the Connecticut area gathered at the 7th Annual Loctite Auto and Bike Show to discuss restoration and show off their hot rods, muscle cars, choppers, classic cars and everything in between. The money raised through participation and vendor donations went to benefit the Channel 3 Kids Camp; a great […]

Not getting much fuel to a gallon? Hearing a small rumble from underneath your car? Your car could be more than just aging. It could be a serious issue with your exhaust. Exhaust leaks today are becoming less and less common with more efficient machinery and higher levels of checkup on cars, but with older […]